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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

As a very famous singer once said, “Give peace a chance.” Established in 1981 after unanimous resolution by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace provides for a date (September 21) shared around the globe “for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.”

We share in that commitment and asked our Skechers friends around the world seen in the images below to flash their peace signs to commemorate this important day.  To learn more about special events happening tied to this year’s UN theme of “Together for Peace:  Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” check out the map at internationaldayofpeace.org.  We want to hear from you!  Let us know how you plan to reflect and act in the name of global peace in the comments.

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW KICKS & A NEW WAY TO SHOP FOR SKECHERS WITH LISTEN2LENA!

Lena Almeida from Listen2Lena shows us how she gets her boys Back to School ready with #SKECHERS. She’s loving how easy it is to shop for their favourite styles. Read on to find out more!

If you’re a long-time follower of my blog, and you happen to pay more attention to detail than most, you’ll have picked up on one, indisputable, impossible-to-ignore truth –
My boys ALWAYS wear SKECHERS shoes.

They love the fresh designs and wide array of colours and styles; I love the durability and affordable prices. From S Lights to Skech-TrainSKECHERS GOrun to Nitrate, my boys have worn them all.

 

However, until very recently, I had what we Canadians call “.com” envy. It happens when we discover a brand’s US website offers an enviable selection of products, whereas the Canadian counterpart… doesn’t.

That was once true for SKECHERS. Hey, no shame in their e-commerce game! (Maybe a little.) But they knew they had to change things up, and trust me when I say they delivered. Introducing the ALL NEW Canadian skechers.com/en-ca – with the option to pay in Canadian funds, and ship to Canadian addresses!

Suddenly, Canadians have access to an incredible selection of SKECHERS’ hottest shoes at amazing prices. Shipping is a flat $8.95 + tax no matter where you ship to in Canada, but *of course* I always find a way to hack shipping fees –

If you sign up for a FREE SKECHERS Elite Membership, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

– Discounted standard shipping (just $4.95 + tax per order)
– Earn points and get rewards with every purchase
– Exclusive member-only savings and contests

I mean, this is all great, but can we circle back to my original point – you now have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of SKECHERS styles for the whole family!

Speaking of, you just know my boys had to start the year in style! They adore these SKECHERS Emoji Jagged High Tops, aptly named Food Brawl and Number 2!

These shoes are so stinkin’ cute! (Pun NOT intended, I swear!) They have a smooth woven canvas fabric upper and casual high-top sneaker design. The stitching accents and contrast rubber toe cap front set off the sides, which feature a cool emoji print. Don’t miss the removable lace charm accent!

Of course, since most school children require two pairs of shoes (indoor and outdoor sneakers), I selected another pair of staples: SKECHERS’ revered Skech-Train shoes.

Think multi-purpose comfort! They offer a slip-on athletic sporty training sneaker design with 3D printed lightweight sculpted side panel overlays for lightweight stability. Plus, a gel-infused memory foam cushioned comfort insole and shock-absorbing midsole means they’ll be cool and comfortable as they hit the playground.

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Love what you see? All of the shoes featured above are just $60.00 at skechers.com/en-ca. But don’t think I let my boys have all the fun – I’ll be back to feature some AH-MAZING shoes for men and women. Trust me, when you see mine, you’ll say “they were made for you, Lena!”

In the meantime, visit my Facebook fan page between September 18 and September 20 for a VERY special promotion – 20 lucky followers will receive a 20% off discount code and FREE shipping for the all-new Canadian skechers.com/en-ca!

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Toronto Blogger, Social Media Strategist for Listen to Lena Inc. Television & Radio Personality, Columnist and Speaker. Family Travel Expert. Star Wars Fanatic. Perfecting the Art of Conversuasion. Armed with a loyal readership and enviable reader engagement, she has built a niche brand with Listen2Lena that speaks to moms, fashionistas, beauty junkies and foodies alike. From her hilarious take on appearing on live television without makeup to her intimate moments of gratitude, Lena knows how to connect with her audience.

GETTING BACK TO ROUTINE IN STYLE THIS FALL WITH KISH

Summer is about to come to an end and that means that some of us will be entering a new stage of life. Once college or university has ended, it is time to pound the pavement and start interviewing and working. Having affordable yet stylish shoes is important for this next stage of life.

STEP INTO YOUR CAREER, IN STYLE.

I’ve partnered with Skechers this fall to bring you some styling tips and outfit ideas for this upcoming season. Consider more timeless pieces and comfortable options as well. Some of you have just finished school and are entering a new phase in life. Instead of going back to school, there are those that are beginning a new job.

Entering the workforce can be intimidating and stressful and on top of all that you will probably have to revamp your closet as well. Wearing the same sweatpants everyday will not do, so you have to step things up for your new adult job. Dark denim and a long jacket should be a staple for any stylish, grown man. Most importantly, keep the look fresh with a pair of crisp sneakers. Who said you had to wear stiff leather dress shoes to the office? The key to wearing sneakers to the office is keeping them clean. Don’t wear the same shoes you bring to the gym. I chose the Modern Jogger in Grey for my work outfit. I like how these fit comfortably and have minimalist styling. Believe it or not, these ones are slip on which makes it easy to put on and jet out the door for work.

 

 

For my second look, I decided to go for a relaxed, weekend vibe. Weekends are for walking around and exploring the city. Living downtown is the best in the fall, and I love to walk around shopping and seeing the sites. It’s the perfect time to run little errands while simultaneously trying to unwind from the long work week.

 

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Mark Nason for Skechers is one of my favorites, and has been a go to in the past. Check out the last time I wore them, here. Fall will always be a denim daze, as it is the perfect fabric for the season. It’s heavy enough for a chilly night but still breathable. Weekends are the best time to rock a Canadian Tux, and denim-on-denim will never die. Pair this look will these sleek boots and you have a comfortable and stylish look.

 

ABOUT KISH
Kish Raveendran is the founder of kishstyle.com, and a Canadian stylist, model, creative director, and entrepreneur. He spent his childhood moving from his birthplace of Sri Lanka to places such as Oman and France. Growing up KISH has always had pride in his appearance. After spending five years in France, KISH was able to develop and define his personal style. Though European and Canadian fashion trends differ drastically, he was able to meld his advantageous notable and booming style overseas. In 2013, KISH started pursuing his fashion career full time after numerous modelling achievements and with growing encouragement from his follower’s industry leaders and fashion publications. With years of experience and business and creative collaborations, KISH continues to work with industry staple brands and companies along with his personal entrepreneurial endeavours.

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LET’S RELAX AS SUMMER SLOWS DOWN

It seems incredibly appropriate that this month included National Relaxation Day (August 15). We suggest marking the occasion as a reminder to take a deep breath and enjoy the last couple weeks of August before the end of the unofficial summer season. With all the travel and getaways and barbecues and beach days, sometimes summer seems to pass by in the blink of an eye as the cooler days of autumn sneak up on us.

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When it comes to footwear, relaxation and comfort go hand in hand and Skechers Relaxed Fit styles offer a roomier toe box and a soft air-cooled memory foam insole to ensure you’re feeling great at every step so you can maintain that late-season zen. The men’s Madolly lace-up sneaker is perfect for a trek out the beach cruiser away from the crowds.  When it’s just you and the path ahead, it’s easy to find your zone and let your mind let go.

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Sometimes chillaxing with a friend with no plans in the future is exactly what the doctor ordered. Coordinating colors of your comfortable knitted slip-ons is optional, but as you can see the men’s Expected – Gomel in navy and the women’s Breathe Easy – Lassie in blue could be a perfect ice breaker as you and a date drift off into a long laugh-filled conversation about your favorite episodes of Always Sunny.  It’ll be a silly conversation but what makes it amazing is that you have nowhere else to be.

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In the end, all that matters is locking in the time to do whatever sets your mind at ease. It almost seems counterproductive to make an appointment for relaxation, but if we don’t carve out the time in our busy lives—it just passes us by!  So don’t miss out and treat yourself while the sun is still bright and the weather is still warm.  A few more perfectly comfy slip on Relaxed Fit styles—the Men’s Harper – Moven and women’s Breathe Easy – Like Crazy seen above.  And the women’s Empire – Inside Look seen below.  Let us know what you’re doing to find relaxation this summer in the comments!

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BEST BTS STYLES FOR BOYS

Kids’ imaginations have been running wild all summer with new movies, new toys… and now NEW SHOES! Thanks to Skechers Kids’ innovations, unique looks and cool comfort, back-to-school tracks are now a must-have treat. Check out these five hot styles from our style merchandisers; they’re sure to cover the halls this fall.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

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The first pair that got my attention looked straight out of an alien odyssey movie. Our Skech-X: Cosmic Foam collection rocks a thick cushioned “Cosmic Foam” midsole that’s moon-speckled and that screams bounce! An edgy circuit board pattern with bright neon accents on a stretchy high-top design make this pair truly stand out.

INFINITE FUN

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90561_SMLTWhen he’s ready to explore the dark universe: Street Lightz 2.0 – Skech-Rayz are here! This pair of metallic Hot Lights shoes feature step activated lights that chase his steps to give a cool trailing effect and they stay lit to catch up with his sprint! To top it off this shoe features an infinity mirrored light on the top of the toe area that will leave him mesmerized.

 

FUEL UP WITH COLOR

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If he doesn’t want a toy on his foot and wants a pair of shoes that will “magically” make him jump higher, run faster, and make him the next sports hero, then the Skech-Air 3.0 – Downswitch is for him! It’s easy to strap in and play on. 14 air-cushioned pods surround a cool sporty zig-zag designed sole for plush that performs. Then there’s Nitrate – this super-lightweight lace-up pair features Skech-Knit mesh which is breathable and durable, and with a 3D printed design on the outside and air-cooled memory foam insoles that keep him looking and feeling cool.

BOLD AND BRIGHT

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For the boy who wants every step to be a statement, there are Energy Lights! With seven different colors and 11 different light-up options, the party is ready to start when he steps into the room! Easy-to-recharge batteries will give him six hours of continuous lighting options that will have this kid feeling cool. These shoes have a classic leather mid-top silhouette, but with a blast of lights on the bottom. This pair is so cool that they’re now available in adult sizes!

Tell us which boys’ shoe is your favorite for fall… and check out our top five girls’ styles in our other BTS post!

BEST BTS STYLES FOR GIRLS

Welcome back to our all-girls’ edition of hot BTS styles! Our Top Five line-up has all of the sparkles, bling, lights and comfort you’d expect from Skechers Kids… and then some! Our product gurus have selected an adorbs collection of so-cute styles sure to have all eyes on the girl in class. Read on!

SHINE BRIGHT

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10833_BKMTWho doesn’t love shiny, sparkly shoes? Air Lites are the perfect fit for a stand-out girl who wants her shoes to be the center of attention.  This new addition to the S-Lights collection includes a new lighted technology show cased from toe to heel, a totally fun look.

And when it’s time to tone down the sparkle, a heart shaped on/off switch keeps the focus on the beautiful metallic-colored stitching surrounding the shoe. And the easy bungee closure makes for quick access to start dazzling through the day!

TIME TO SHINE

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10771_RSGD Just in time for BTS, Skechers introduces Energy Lights in Rose Gold! This blush beauty is ready to stand out in a crowd. It’s available up to a size 7 youth, in a metallic shade that will make a girl feel trend-right and fashion-forward during the day and ready to light up and stand out in the dark.

The same exciting Energy Lights features are included: seven different blinking color lights included in 11 fun light-up sequences, an on/off tongue switch and a chargeable battery so the fun never ends!

SO-COOL COMFORTS

girlbts4Here are two sweet ways to give your girl tons of style, with comfort included! The newest addition to the bubbly Skech-Air family, Skech-Air Ultra – Sparkle City is a sparkling star with girly glitz: pink and purple ombre details in a comfy mesh upper, filled with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. This sneaker is the complete package; it looks adorable and feels comfortable for all-day wear at school and for play at home. You can find it at select Skechers retail stores.

And the stretchy, spunky Diamond Runner sneaker includes Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam for fresh and comfy all-day wear, a stretchy EZ sock fit design that molds to your foot and a high apex upper for a cool, sporty look.  Cheerful color pops, sleek black mesh and sparkly laces make this style very trendy and fresh! Every girl will want to stay active when wearing this cool jogger!

PRETTY POP PRINCESS

girlbts5Twinkle Toes presents Shuffles – Rockin Stars! This Twinkle Star showcases how to look glamorous in a light-up high-top with sequined star cutouts and vibrant hot pink rock glitter. An on/off switch is also included for when you need to turn off the toe cap lights. The metallic black material makes her spunky yet dainty, ready to take on another day in the limelight!

We love this new girls’ line-up – which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

GET CHARGED FOR ENERGY LIGHTS

Our Energy Lights rechargeable shoes have been a huge hit this year – our kids’ styles have flown off the shelves since they launched, and now they’re available for adults as well! Everyone loves wearable technology, and these sneakers have so many light combinations (seven unique lights, four different modes and up to six hours on a single charge) that the world can’t get enough of them. Plus, they’re so easy to charge and go – Energy Lights even come with their own USB cable!

Here’s how simple Energy Lights are to charge and use:

1. LIFT FLAPS – Right behind each sneaker’s tongue is Energy Lights’ charging port – just flip up the tongue flap cover, and you’re ready for charging.

2. INSERT CABLES – Energy Lights have a dual cable so you can charge both shoes simultaneously. Just insert the cables into the ports on each shoe (make sure to push the end of the USB firmly into the port, so that the shoe will properly charge).

3. PLUG IN – Connect the other side of the cable to a computer, or a USB plug adapter if you have one. Once the cable is properly connected, the lights on the sole will flash red when it’s charging.

4. UNPLUG AND GO – It’ll take approximately two hours for your Energy Lights to fully charge – the red lights on the sole will turn off once they’re done charging. Make sure to unplug the cables when done (don’t overcharge or leave plugged in overnight).

Once you’re done wearing your Energy Lights, you can hold the power button on your tongue down for three seconds to turn them off.

Still need to get a pair? You can find them here. Leave your Energy Lights questions for us in the comments!